Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt named SI’s Sportsperson of the Year

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Houston Texans’ star J.J. Watt has deservedly been named one of Sports Illustrated’s Sportspersons of the year for 2017.

It’s truly unfortunate that Houston Texans’ star defensive lineman J.J. Watt landed on season-ending injured reserve for a second straight season. He’s not only a great football player, but a great person.

Watt was able to raise over $37 million in order to help people in and around the city if Houston rebuild after Hurricane Harvey.

Sports Illustrated is recognizing both Watt and Houston Astros star Jose Altuve for their efforts in helping the city of Houston, by naming them SI’s Sportspersons of the Year for 2017. They will accept the award on December 5th in New York City at the Barclays Center.

Watt reacted to the news on Twitter.

With Watt suffering a bad leg injury earlier in the season, he just started to be able to walk again and recently went out and visited some of the people in the Houston area that he’s been able to help with the money that he raised.

There’s no doubt that Watt deserves this award. Hopefully the NFL will also find a way to recognize what he’s done as well.

Every NFL team and city deserves to have a great person like Watt represent them. He did an amazing job of lifting the spirits of the people of Houston during a devastating time, which is one of many reasons why he deserves this award.

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